JANSPORT'S BACK IN EUROPE  

The Beginning

 

In 1967, three friends were living in Washington: Skip, an outdoor enthusiast; Murray, an engineer; and Jan, an accomplished seamstress. 

So, when Murray won a design award from the Alcoa Company for creating the first adjustable aluminum backpack frame, a bit of karma began to take flight. Murray asked his girlfriend, Jan, to create a backpack pattern for his new aluminum frame, and promised her that if it was a success he’d name the company after her. It was, he did, and the JanSport® Brand came to life.

Over 50 Years
Of Outdoor Exploration

 

Over 50 Years
Of Outdoor Exploration

Our Product

Our Product

Our Values

  • JanSport's got your back.

  • We’re in this together.

The Journey Continues

 

Helping you discover your world is still what drives everything we do. We’ll continue to innovate and engineer new, functional gear, as long as you keep exploring.